If you have moved into a loft or large studio apartment, finding clever ways of separating the space in a pleasing manner is difficult. The tried and true Japanese room dividers are passé and even though you can pick them up now for very little money, they are also considered quite dated. The new trend is the indoor fountain which not only divides rooms but also adds a noise barrier when more than one person inhabits the space. Follow these six easy steps to installing an indoor fountain and enjoy the benefits of this novel conversation piece. We can say that installing indoor fountain will really bring up your place together.
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- The Purchase – Choose wisely when it comes to purchasing an indoor fountain. If it is too small, it will be more of an annoying noise creator; too big, and it will dominate the room, not divide it. Whenever possible, see how it is set up inside the showroom or store and from there extrapolate if it needs a lot of space above it or if it will look right when it is touching the ceiling.
- The Options – Many indoor fountains come with additional options. Usually these include lighting. If you have not given a lot of thought to your lights, now is a good time to ascertain if additional lighting or perhaps a change in your lighting scheme could add to the ambiance of your room.
- The Location – Place your indoor fountain near an outlet but away from an overhead light source. In addition, make sure that the fountain is placed on the floor where the support joints meet up. Depending on the weight of the fountain plus the added weight of the water, you may find that the floor becomes unduly strained. If you have the blueprints to your home, this is an easy problem to solve. If you do not have them handy, ask your realtors to help you find them.
- You’ve got the Power – You need a dedicated source of electricity. Resist the temptation of running an extension cord to the nearest outlet. Instead, run a plug or relocate an existing outlet. Do not use a floor outlet because of the water leakage danger; instead, opt for an outlet that is located in the wall and prepare to plug in the indoor fountain with a drip loop, as is suggested when you install an aquarium. The goal is to have any water leaking out in the vicinity of the cord get caught by the loop and drip to the floor instead of running into the outlet.
- Setup – Begin with the basin of the indoor fountain and place it in the predetermined area. Set the water pump inside the basin but do not plug it in! Instead, make sure you follow the directions from the manufacturer when it comes to placing the pump into the basin. Next comes the tubing. Hook the tubing to the water pump and also to the various inlets.
- Water – Fill the basin with water, plug in the pump, and turn it on. The odds are good that you are ready to go!